Dubai receives bids for Clean Energy Strategy

06 March 2016

15 consultancies submit offers for role to develop $27bn green energy strategy

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has received 15 bids for the contract to provide consultancy services for the development of the planned AED100bn ($27bn) Clean Energy Strategy.

The prices were received on 28 February.

There was quite a wide difference between the bids, with the low bid being AED2.7m and the highest bid coming in at AED7.4m.

The low bid was submitted by US-based Tetra Tech International. This was about 3 per cent lower than the second-lowest bid of AED2.79m, submitted by the local office of the US’ Protiviti.

Netherlands-based KPMG submitted the third-lowest price of AED2.988m, which was followed closely by a AED2.995m bid from US-based Navigant Consulting.

Full list of bidders and prices:

CompanyCountryBid (AED)
Tetra Tech InvestmentUS2,713,000
Protiviti (Middle East)Local2,797,788
Navigant ConsultingUS2,995,000
CES Clean Energy SolutionsAustria3,217,000
Deloitte US4,700,00
Arthur D LittleUS4,850,000
Roland BergerGermany5,000,000
AT KearneyUS5,290,000
Oliver WymanUS5,500,000
Boston Consulting GroupUS5,560,000
Advention Business PartnersParis5,700,000
Mckinsey & CompanyUS7,440,000
Source: MEED  

Dewa has also invited consultancies to submit bids for the contract to develop a strategy and deployment plan for a planned green free zone, which forms part of the Clean Energy Strategy. The strategy was launched in November by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

The new free zone will be called Dubai Green Zone, and is planned to attract both established and emerging companies in the clean energy sector.

The emirate wants to generate 7 per cent of its energy from clean energy sources by 2020, raising it to 25 per cent in 2030 and 75 per cent in 2050.

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